Issue Number 41 (Page 2)

Eddie Seaward, crouching

Eddie Seaward

This first in a new series of interviews with some of the sports turf industry’s leading individuals features someone who is considered by many to be...

in People - on 7/4/12

Eric Auto roller

Cricket rollers

After a lifetime spent collecting, servicing, repairing and renovating, there’s not much that Eric Smith doesn’t know about cricket rollers. Now, this...

in Cricket - on 4/4/12

Southampton Main

St Mary's Stadium

With Southampton flying high in the Championship, their free flowing, passing game requires a good surface. Charged with providing that is Grounds Manager,...

in Football - on 2/4/12


Seeking perfection

When it comes to ‘The Green’, Crown Green Bowlers are a notoriously difficult group to please - ask one hundred bowlers for an opinion and you will...

in Bowls - on 31/3/12

Trees SinkingBranch

management of trees

Trees represent an important resource for the environment. They provide carbon sequestration, replenish oxygen, provide habitat for vertebrates and invertebrates...

in Consultancy - on 29/3/12

Viewpoint - youngsters in the industry

Our anonymous football league head groundsman, Mr AKA Grasscutter, offers some advice to youngsters wishing to get into the industry

in Football - on 27/3/12

MiltonAbbey Main3

Milton Abbey School

Joe Cooper’s life at Milton Abbey School has evolved into much more than being a groundsman, and it’s a position he treasures. It’s not hard to see...

in Schools & Colleges - on 27/3/12


Turton Golf Club

Antony Wainwright, Greenkeeper at Turton Golf Club in Lancashire, discusses the criteria he had to meet to receive the Conservation Greenkeeper of the...

in Golf - on 25/3/12

Kelvingrove Aerial2

Bowls Scotland

Expectations are running high that the 2014 Commonwealth Games will mark the rebirth of lawn bowls in Scotland. All the signs are favourable that it will...

in Bowls - on 24/3/12

DefenceRya Mechanics

Hunter’s gatherer of information, Ian Robson, finds Pakistan a mixture of fear, humour, generosity, bizarre characters and lovely people

in Industry News - on 23/3/12


John Tate has been Course Manager of the 18 hole Defence Raya championship course in Pakistan for over a year now, and recalls how he found himself in...

in Golf - on 21/3/12


Seed germination

Seed germination is one of the most fundamental processes of nature. It is a source of immense debate on how to achieve optimum establishment when sowing...

in Consultancy - on 20/3/12

The  Mini Mantra is particularly suited to spraying along lawn borders

Low volume spraying

In these recessionary times, with our Local Authorities under severe financial constraints, yet still charged with the delivery of more environmentally...

in Local Authority - on 18/3/12


Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum was conceived as a living tribute to the war time generations of the twentieth century, and as a gift to their memory for...

in Industry News - on 16/3/12

Summer 2011 219

A heartwarming story

A heartwarming story from the other side of the pond highlighting the effect natural turf had on a dysfunctional community. Thomas A. Nikolai from Michigan...

in Industry News - on 12/3/12


Dan Groome

Dan Groome, Head Greenkeeper at Aqualate Golf Club, wants a fixed minimum wage for greenkeepers and a fairer tax system. We aren't going to argue!

in People - on 11/3/12


Aqualate Golf Club

Dan Groome, Head Greenkeeper at Aqualate Golf Club in Newport, Shropshire, can now count on two additional staff to help tend the ten hole course and driving...

in Golf - on 11/3/12


Drainage advice

David Shelton suggests that choosing the right option to finance your drainage requirements, working when the weather is favourable, and selecting the...

in Consultancy - on 9/3/12

IanSmith Eye1

Sunray damage to eyes

As Timbuk3 said in 1986; “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”. If only I had listened back then. Ian Smith, Grounds Manager at St Albans...

in Industry News - on 7/3/12


Time to tackle chafer's

Now is the time to protect turf from Chafer grubs, says Bayer’s Commercial Technical Manager, James Hadlow

in Industry News - on 5/3/12